A recent piece in Air Facts Journal discussed the significant risk we pilots assume in flying small planes. I don’t feel that way, and I’m guessing you don’t either. Are we deceiving ourselves?
And why flying will never change.
The news that Ballard, who most famously found the wreck of the Titanic, makes the search for famed aviator a real news story…maybe? There’s more to the story.
We’ve heard that it would be so amazing to have a flying car, so we interviewed an enthusiast who can’t wait to get his hands on one.
When DHS issued its warning, it made us wonder if it knew anything about small planes or not. We’re thinking the latter.
The mission to land a human being on the Moon didn’t change everything. But then again, it really did.
Several influential state and federal-level lawmakers are pushing to ban “non-essential” flights over the city. Can they do that?
Even news parody site The Onion is talking 737 Max, so you know it’s bad
A story in the Atlantic lays out the way it likely happened.
The news over the weekend of the military’s interest in talking about Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) has captivated the world, which is preferable to being captivated by aliens, I suppose. It’s not news that a program existed, but we’re now learning that it continues to exist, and pilots have come forward with stories of additional more »
The paper’s take on the accident is frighteningly similar to average non-pilots’ view of aviation.
The newly announced goal of once again sending astronauts to the Moon makes no sense. Which doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do it.
New revelations about MCAS and who knew what and when might be all you need to know.
At a shareholders meeting and in written commentary Dennis Muilenburg discussed the ongoing 737 Max crisis. He made things worse.
The proposed program, presented as a way to study the danger of pilot drug use in aircraft accidents, is bad oversight, bad science, and bad news.
It’s good to know people who went through aviation history and who saw big changes. I’m talking transformative technology introductions, like all-metal monocoque construction, the opposed air-cooled engine, the turbine engine, GPS and computers in the cockpit. Advances like these have reshaped aviation again and again since even before Kitty Hawk. Still, every time a more »
The crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 at Addis Ababa has never been a complete mystery. The accident, which claimed the life of all 157 onboard, seemed from the beginning likely to be related to the MCAS system that Boeing installed on the 737 Max to help it pass its flying qualities tests with the more »
A preliminary report from investigators on the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, as you doubtless have heard, looks to be another case of a new flight control augmentation system responding to bad data from an angle of attack sensor and putting the aircraft out of control. That system, as you surely know by now, more »